Word forms: blueprints
Definitions1. countable noun
A blueprint for something is a plan or set of proposals that shows how it is expected to work. [+ for] ⇒ The country's president will offer delegates his blueprint for the country's future. [+ of] ⇒ ...the blueprint of a new plan of economic reform.2. countable noun A blueprint of an architect's building plans or a designer's pattern is a photographic print consisting of white lines on a blue background. Blueprints contain all of the information that is needed to build or make something. [+ of] ⇒ ...a blueprint of the whole place, complete with heating ducts and wiring. ⇒ The documents contain a blueprint for a nuclear device.3. countable noun A genetic blueprint is a pattern which is contained within all living cells. This pattern decides how the organism develops and what it looks like. [+ of] ⇒ The offspring contain a mixture of the genetic blueprint of each parent. ⇒ DNA is the genetic material inside every cell that carries the blueprints for everything from hair color to the risk of cancer.
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